NYC based indie-rock band The Commuters are taking the music scene by storm with the release of their new EP entitled Before I Was Born. This EP was the first release since 2012's full length album Rescue.
The band consists of Zeeshan Zaidi (vocals, guitar/keyboard), Uri Djemai (guitar/keyboard), Ben Zwerin (bass), and Paul Armorese (drums). With their alternative rock essence that aspires toward their worldwide music appeal, Before I Was Born fuses together the band's long time influences of legendary artists David Bowie and Peter Gabriel with more modern artists like The Killers and Bon Iver.
The EP includes four new songs from the band. Check out the entire EP below:
After listening, I really can say I enjoyed the entire EP.
Here is my song-by-song breakdown:
"Before I Was Born"
As the title song, this effort starts of the EP perfectly. The instrumentals blended with the vocals just meld the song together wonderfully.
"The Better of Me"
I really enjoyed this song a lot. To me, I hear a great story behind the song: that, no matter what someone does or tries to do, you are never going to get the better of them. I think more people need to have a song like this on their iPods.
"Pass It Along"
This song has to be one of my favorites. It has just enough upbeat and mellow moments. This song is one of those songs you can crank up in your car and take a nice long drive.
"You'll Stay Right Here"
This song brings the EP to a close very well. I enjoyed how mellow the vocals were along with the high intensity of the instrumentals. One of the lyrics that caught my attention would have to be "How does forever look to you?"
What was your favorite song from the EP? Let us know in the comments below!